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Connie Schultz: Our gayest summer ever

Connie-Schultz-c.jpg Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and corporate sponsors to kick off the weeklong 2014 Gay Games.

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Robert B. Reich: The rebirth of stakeholder capitalism

robert-reich-c.jpg In recent weeks, the managers, employees and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called Market Basket have joined together to oppose the board of director's decision in June to oust the chain's popular chief executive, Arthur T. Demoulas.

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Jonah Goldberg: Consistent indifference

jonah-goldberg.jpg In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide.

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Froma Harrop: Who cares what idealogy drives train

FromaHarrop2013-c.jpg In Texas, a private company wants to build a bullet train joining Dallas and Houston. In California, the state is raising its own billions to create a very fast ride between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Diane Dimond: Preparing students to protect themselves

Dimond-Diane-color.jpg It's the time of year when, all across the nation, parents are getting their college-bound students ready to leave the nest. May I suggest as you shop for the essentials -- you know, the bed linens, the mini microwave and the ubiquitous bean bag chair -- you tell your child the story of Robert Tipton Jr.

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Mark Shields: Here's an opinion poll to consider

Shields-c.jpg A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion polls. If the polls show your candidate trailing badly, then simply attack polls and anyone who blindly follows them: "I will always be grateful, as an American, that at Valley Forge, Gen. George Washington did not take any polls. If he had, you and I would still be bowing and curtseying before everyone in the British royal family."

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Mona Charen: The U.N. prevents peace

charen-c.jpg The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel. U.N. spokesmen routinely issue statements, accusations and denials about everyone's conduct, including their own (most recently they had to account for why they returned rockets, discovered in a U.N. school, to Hamas). Israel was denounced worldwide for an "attack" on a U.N. school said to be housing 3,000 civilians, but it was actually an attack on particular terrorists on the adjoining street.

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Obama's breezy words for post-9/11 torture

leonard-pitts.jpg "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014. OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really?

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Froma Harrop: Selling to 'minimalists' surprisingly easy

It matters not whether you are sizing up, sizing down or sizing sideways. Merchants have products to help you on your way to the life you think you want.

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